Men's Basketball Returns to Winning Ways

Men's Basketball Returns to Winning Ways

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Adrian College men's basketball team got back in the win column on Sunday, Nov. 25 when the Bulldogs beat Earlham College 62-54. The game was Adrian's first road test of the year.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Adrian 62, Earlham 54

Location: Richmond, Ind. (Druley Performance Gym)

Records: Adrian 3-1, Earlham 1-3

HOW IT HAPPENED

The first half was tight the whole way, with the largest lead of the first half being when Earlham was up by six only five minutes into the game. The Bulldogs were able to overcome that early deficit and took a 27-26 lead into the break. Neither team was shooting the ball very efficiently in the first, with Adrian connecting at a 33.3% clip, while the Quakers only made 29.6% of their shots from the field. Freshman guard Kylon Jarreau led the Black and Gold with 10 points in the first half.

Earlham was able to make the first basket of the second half to take the lead. The Quakers led AC for 46 seconds before the Bulldogs could tie it up. That would be the last time Adrian trailed, with the Black and Gold only allowing Earlham to tie the game once more throughout the rest of the game. Adrian shot much better in the second half, making half of the 22 shots it attempted, bringing the team's shooting-percentage for the whole game up to 40.8%. Jarreau picked up five more points in the second half to lead the team in the game with 15, while junior forward Jeremy Kalonji scored 10 points in the second half to finish with 14.

TOP DOGS

• Jarreau and Kalonji led the team with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

• Sophomore guards Jordan Harris and Sam Colbert also picked up double-digit points in the game, scoring 11 and 10, respectively.

• Junior guard Tre'Shon Heard led the defensive effort with seven rebounds and six steals. Kalonji also registered five blocks on the day.

THE OPPOSITION

• Blake Bonin led Earlham with 14 points.

• Darrell Hutchinson Jr. finished with nine rebounds and 11 points for the Quakers.

UP NEXT

The Bulldogs hit the road again this Wednesday, Nov. 28 when they travel to Columbus, Ohio to face Capital. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.